Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Pinot Noir
Throughout the growing season, winemaker John Killebrew visited each vineyard block regularly. The fruit for Z. Alexander Brown was harvested during the cool early morning hours to ensure that the concentrated fruit flavors were captured at the peak of ripeness. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were de-stemmed into stainless steel fermenters from 24 to 48-hours cold soak to extract color from the skins and enhance the delicate berry flavors. Following the completion of primary fermentation, the wine was gently pressed and clean racked into a selection of French and American oak barrels and elevage tanks where the wines underwent secondary malolactic fermentation. After several months of aging, the final cuvée was blended featuring a selection of the best lots of the vintage.
– John Killebrew, Winemaker
Zac Brown has always been a creator, and learned the importance of devoting himself to his craft early in life. He applies that passion for quality not only to his music, but to all the creative endeavors he undertakes. Zac’s drive to find inspiration in our world is second only to his desire to share it with others. When he and winemaker John Killebrew met, they instantly recognized in each other a common passion for creating unique experiences that reflect quality and originality. Their collaboration is Z. Alexander Brown; big, bold wines of uncommon finesse and character.